With the completion of another successful Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines is excited to announce that this year, troops met their goal of donating 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Operation Cookie Drop since the program launched in 2005. Operation Cookie Drop is a council-wide service project that delivers the sweet taste of home to deployed military men and women. This year, girls collected enough donations to give more than 95,000 boxes of cookies to Operation Cookie Drop, surpassing the council’s goal of 93,000 for the year and contributing a total of 1 million donated boxes over the past 13 years.
During the 2018 Cookie Program, Girl Scouts across 41 counties worked to collect donations through both cookie booth sales and during Walkabout Week where they sold cookies within local neighborhoods. Some girls channeled their inner go-getter and risk-taker by raising awareness about Operation Cookie Drop at community meetings and gatherings. It is because of this dedication to service and making a difference for others that the girls were able to collect donations for over 1,000,000 boxes. The Girl Scout Cookie Program has the purpose of teaching girls important life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and financial literacy, and Operation Cookie Drop allows the girls to put these skills into action while supporting an awesome cause. Girls are able to earn troop proceeds while supporting military troops.
“Operation Cookie Drop is an excellent opportunity for girls to give back to the men and women protecting our country,” said Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines Director of Product Sales Kelly Griffin. “This year, Girl Scouts across our 41 counties came together to reach the goal of 1 million boxes of cookies donated and to support our military.”
In May, cookie drops will take place at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, Cherry Point in Havelock, Seymour Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro, Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, and more, to be delivered to military personnel. In addition to boxes of cookies, many Girl Scout troops have written letters to the troops to thank them for their service and to let them know that their country is thinking of them. Girls are always excited to visit the bases during the Operation Cookie Drop Events to see first-hand the impact of their hard work during the cookie program. This year, the girls will also have a sense of accomplishment of meeting their goal when they deliver the one millionth box.
Nearly 3.1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were sold during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program, and the Cookie Top Sellers across the council will be announced later this month.
To learn more about Operation Cookie Drop, visit http://www.nccoastalpines.org/en/cookies/operation-cookie-drop.html